The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Ant skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Ant over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Apache Ant
England / South West
Rank 96 133 135
Rank change year-on-year +37 +2  
Contract jobs citing Ant 39 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.53% 0.14% 0.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.59% 1.01% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 9
Median daily rate £438 £450 £478
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.77% -5.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £410 £433
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £490 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £420 £375
% change year-on-year -4.76% +12.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £37.50

Ant is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 514 396 431
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 20.13% 13.81% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 237 274
Median daily rate £385 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.77% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £313 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 43 27
Median hourly rate £40.50 £39.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.84% +9.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.30 £31.40 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £46.20 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.67% +11.46%  

Ant
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Ant as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Ant in the South West

Ant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Ant in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Ant in the South West

Ant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ant in the South West over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ant in the South West

Ant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ant in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ant in the South West

Ant
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the South West region over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol - 11 £550 -
Wiltshire +11 8 £375 - 1
Somerset - 8 £451 - 2
Devon - 7 - -
Gloucestershire 0 2 £375 -16.66%
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Ant also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Ant.

1 43 (69.35%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (61.29%) Java
3 34 (54.84%) Maven
4 33 (53.23%) HTML
4 33 (53.23%) Jenkins
5 32 (51.61%) JavaScript
6 31 (50.00%) Oracle
6 31 (50.00%) CSS
7 29 (46.77%) Scrum
8 27 (43.55%) XML
9 24 (38.71%) Subversion
10 23 (37.10%) SQL
10 23 (37.10%) Selenium
10 23 (37.10%) Git (software)
11 21 (33.87%) Spring
12 19 (30.65%) Linux
12 19 (30.65%) TeamCity
13 17 (27.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 17 (27.42%) Cucumber
13 17 (27.42%) JIRA
13 17 (27.42%) Red Hat
14 16 (25.81%) SQL Server
14 16 (25.81%) Web Services
15 15 (24.19%) Eclipse
15 15 (24.19%) Hibernate
15 15 (24.19%) Oracle Database
16 14 (22.58%) Gradle
16 14 (22.58%) Unit Testing
16 14 (22.58%) WebSphere
16 14 (22.58%) Microsoft

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (22.58%) WebSphere
2 10 (16.13%) Confluence
2 10 (16.13%) GlassFish
2 10 (16.13%) IIS
3 9 (14.52%) Apache
4 8 (12.90%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.61%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (1.61%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.61%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (9.68%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.61%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.29%) GitHub
2 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.13%) Kerberos
2 5 (8.06%) Internet
3 4 (6.45%) PuTTY
3 4 (6.45%) WinSCP
4 1 (1.61%) HTTP
4 1 (1.61%) SSL
4 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (25.81%) SQL Server
2 15 (24.19%) Oracle Database
3 6 (9.68%) Hadoop
4 4 (6.45%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (6.45%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (6.45%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (6.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (4.84%) DB2
6 2 (3.23%) Big Data
6 2 (3.23%) MongoDB
6 2 (3.23%) NoSQL
6 2 (3.23%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.61%) Apache Accumulo
7 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 34 (54.84%) Maven
2 33 (53.23%) Jenkins
3 24 (38.71%) Subversion
4 23 (37.10%) Git (software)
4 23 (37.10%) Selenium
5 19 (30.65%) TeamCity
6 17 (27.42%) Cucumber
6 17 (27.42%) JIRA
7 15 (24.19%) Eclipse
8 14 (22.58%) Gradle
9 13 (20.97%) JUnit
10 11 (17.74%) Artifactory
11 10 (16.13%) SoapUI
12 9 (14.52%) WebDriver
13 7 (11.29%) Bitbucket
13 7 (11.29%) LoadRunner
14 6 (9.68%) Apache Buildr
14 6 (9.68%) jMock
14 6 (9.68%) Mercurial
15 5 (8.06%) IntelliJ
General
1 8 (12.90%) Banking
2 6 (9.68%) Finance
3 2 (3.23%) Electronics
3 2 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.23%) Marketing
3 2 (3.23%) Retail
3 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.61%) Games
Job Titles
1 27 (43.55%) Developer
2 17 (27.42%) Java Developer
3 8 (12.90%) Applications Support
4 7 (11.29%) Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 5 (8.06%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (8.06%) Applications Support Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) Architect
5 5 (8.06%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 5 (8.06%) Support Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) Technical Architect
5 5 (8.06%) Tester
6 4 (6.45%) Developer in Test
6 4 (6.45%) Software Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Automation Tester
7 3 (4.84%) Test Leader
7 3 (4.84%) UI Developer
8 2 (3.23%) Consultant
8 2 (3.23%) DV Cleared Java Developer
8 2 (3.23%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (53.23%) HTML
2 31 (50.00%) CSS
3 27 (43.55%) XML
4 21 (33.87%) Spring
5 16 (25.81%) Web Services
6 15 (24.19%) Hibernate
7 14 (22.58%) SOAP
8 11 (17.74%) EJB
8 11 (17.74%) HTML5
9 9 (14.52%) CSS3
9 9 (14.52%) DHTML
9 9 (14.52%) JSP
10 6 (9.68%) .NET
10 6 (9.68%) Ajax
10 6 (9.68%) J2EE
10 6 (9.68%) JSF
10 6 (9.68%) JSON
10 6 (9.68%) REST
10 6 (9.68%) RESTful
10 6 (9.68%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.90%) User Experience
2 5 (8.06%) Computer Science
2 5 (8.06%) RIA
2 5 (8.06%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 19 (30.65%) Linux
2 17 (27.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (19.35%) AIX
3 12 (19.35%) Unix
4 6 (9.68%) Windows
5 4 (6.45%) Windows Server
5 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.61%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (69.35%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (46.77%) Scrum
3 14 (22.58%) Unit Testing
4 13 (20.97%) BDD
5 12 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (19.35%) TDD
5 12 (19.35%) Test Scripting
6 11 (17.74%) E-Commerce
6 11 (17.74%) MVC
6 11 (17.74%) User Stories
7 10 (16.13%) Domain Models
7 10 (16.13%) ITIL
7 10 (16.13%) Microservices
8 8 (12.90%) API Testing
8 8 (12.90%) OO
9 7 (11.29%) Front End Development
9 7 (11.29%) Performance Testing
9 7 (11.29%) Software Engineering
10 6 (9.68%) Pair Programming
10 6 (9.68%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 38 (61.29%) Java
2 32 (51.61%) JavaScript
3 23 (37.10%) SQL
4 14 (22.58%) Perl
5 11 (17.74%) VBScript
6 10 (16.13%) PowerShell
7 9 (14.52%) PL/SQL
8 8 (12.90%) Python
9 5 (8.06%) Bash Shell
10 4 (6.45%) F#
10 4 (6.45%) Shell Script
11 2 (3.23%) C#
11 2 (3.23%) Jython
11 2 (3.23%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.61%) C
12 1 (1.61%) Korn
12 1 (1.61%) PHP
12 1 (1.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (16.13%) Security Cleared
2 9 (14.52%) ISEB
3 7 (11.29%) DV Cleared
3 7 (11.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (9.68%) ISTQB
5 5 (8.06%) Degree
6 3 (4.84%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (4.84%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.90%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (8.06%) Docker
2 4 (6.45%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (6.45%) vSphere
3 1 (1.61%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (8.06%) Ansible
2 4 (6.45%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (6.45%) vRealize
Vendors
1 31 (50.00%) Oracle
2 17 (27.42%) Red Hat
3 14 (22.58%) Microsoft
4 12 (19.35%) IBM
5 9 (14.52%) ATG
6 8 (12.90%) HP
7 6 (9.68%) hybris
8 4 (6.45%) Atlassian
8 4 (6.45%) Cloudera
8 4 (6.45%) VMware
9 2 (3.23%) SAP
10 1 (1.61%) BEA
10 1 (1.61%) Google
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